Visit British Columbia

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British Columbia is a province in Canada located on the west coast and bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, with vast areas of unspoiled forests, pristine lakes, rugged coasts and majestic mountain peaks.

The capital city of British Columbia is Victoria, located on Vancouver Island. The island offers some of the world's best whale watching opportunities while also being home to a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and kayaking. Vancouver is another popular tourist destination in British Columbia, boasting fantastic shopping experiences as well as spectacular views of mountains and water at Stanley Park.

One interesting historical fact about British Columbia is that it was one of the first parts of North America to be explored by Europeans when Spanish navigator Jose Maria Narvaez sailed into today's Burrard Inlet in 1791. Today, BC continues to be an important part of Canadian history and culture.